Andre 3000 will be undertaking perhaps the biggest movie role of his life after it was confirmed that he'll be playing guitar legend Jimi Hendrix in a biopic film of the rock n' roll pioneer. The film 'All Is By My Side' will document the Hendrix's time in England between 1966 and 1967 when he was still a relative unknown, playing working men's clubs in Newcastle and other such places having come across from an America that initially didn't take to him.
The Irish Film and Television Network reports that the feature film will be written and directed by John Ridley, best known for 'Three Kings' and 'U Turn.' Much of the filming will be shot in Ireland meanwhile, with rumoured spots including the area of Bray and several places within it.
Neither Hendrix nor 3000 need any introduction of course; the former grew upon his burgeoning reputation in the UK to become one of the most famous guitarists of all time, playing a free-form style of rock guitar almost unknown by anyone at that time. Headlining the likes of the Monterrey Pop Festival, Woodstock and the Isle of Wight, Hendrix was cut down in his prime aged 27 in 1970. 3000, meanwhile, is one half of seminal rap duo Outkast, who sold millions through the 90s and early noughties. Going on hiatus from partner Big Boi, 3000 has regularly stated his ambitions for the silver screen, and now looks truly set to fulfil them.